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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences

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Address: 352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-4512
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The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, science and...

The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, science and history museum in Central Florida. The area's largest museum, MOAS is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. Located on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve, the 100,000 square foot facility is host to over 30,000 objects including the Dow Gallery of American Art, one of the finest collections of American art in the Southeast, the Schulte Gallery of Chinese Art, the Bouchelle Collection and Gallery of Decorative Arts, the largest and most comprehensive collection in the South, and the Root Family Museum featuring restored railroad cars, antique automobiles and the largest collection of Coca-Cola(R) memorabilia in Florida. The Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building exhibits thousands of objects from many donors which are owned by the Museum, while the Linda and Williams Children's Museum presents an interactive experience for children. A new state-of-the-art planetarium and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art showcasing the largest collection of Florida-based art in the world, rounds out areas to explore inside the Museum of Arts & Sciences. The Museum's new West Wing will open to the public on October 30, 2015. The West Wing contains the Gillespy Gallery of Sub-Saharan African artifacts, the Cuban Foundation Museum showcasing one of the most significant collections of Cuban paintings in the United States, and a prehistory of Florida gallery, featuring Florida's Giant Ground Sloth skeleton.

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Love this smaller meusem.

This is a small museum but pack all you want to see in it. They have the largest Cuban art in Florida which was thoroughly enjoyed. There is also an adjacent museum that has... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 March 2016
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a small museum but pack all you want to see in it. They have the largest Cuban art in Florida which was thoroughly enjoyed. There is also an adjacent museum that has Florida art. It is really worth seeing.

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Brewster, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

I took my grandson (22 months old) to MOAS twice in Jan and once in Feb when we were visiting. He loves the place. Only went to the hands on science center and the car/Coke exhibit. The hands on science section is really fun for kids. If you are staying in Daytona, this is definitely worth visiting. You can get... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Been around the world and seen dozens of museums. Now I live here in Daytona. The MOAS is a great though small museum. About 1/4 of the museum is Coca Cola history from early 20th century (the Root family designed and manufactured the classic Coca Cola bottle..this is their story). The rest is way better and very diverse. Price is... More 

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

There is an admission fee of about $15, but you can find 25% discount coupons. It is a small museum and planetarium. The fact that it is not crowded allows you to spend time going through the art work and other exhibits ranging from African art to Coca Cola collectibles.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Spent a nice two and a half hours here on a Sunday afternoon. The planetarium is included in the admission price, and everyone in my family enjoyed the show we saw. (ages 8, 12, and two adults). We all enjoyed the classic cars, trains, kids area, and Coke displays. Outside there is a nice nature boardwalk to complete your visit.

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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

The museum is out of town but well worth the drive. You will probably need more than one day to get through the museum. We only got to see the art gallery and the art was amazing. There was art from the 1830's, 1880's and more recent. I became very emotional when viewing 3 pieces by Anthony Thieme from Rotterdam,... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

We visited this museum the weekend after Thanksgiving. We had our children with us as we frequent museums like this quite often in our travels. Despite being very well behaved, I got the impression from the beginning that this was not a kid friendly museum. Before entering the exhibits, someone on staff approached our family and instructed everyone that we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Take the kids. The children's museum is hands on and a lot of fun for everyone. There is a lot to see and you could spend a full day easily. The Coca Cola bottle is on display here and the Root family collection is really quite interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

You could easily spend a couple of days and still not see everything. My wife and I enjoyed the various art exhibits as well as learning about prehistoric animals that roamed Florida and their origin. The Americana and Coca Cola exhibits were fun and quite extensive. The pharmacy display was awesome and really sparked my interest. We also saw a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

If you want to see both the arts and science exhibitions best to get the combo ticket, cheaper than buying the two seperate ones. Variety of "rooms" such as Chinese, Cuban etc. High quality stuff and interesting. The comination of exhibits is certainly different! If you go to the Science exhibition only you can get lunch at the Arts museum.... More 

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